Drumming Workshop

Unlock Rhythmic Bliss with the Drumming Workshop


Discover the Soul of African Rhythms and Dance with Jacqui.


At Desa Retreat Wellness Experiences, we’re excited to invite you to our captivating Drumming Workshop, hosted by the renowned practitioner, Jacqui Dreessens.

This immersive experience is a gateway to the enchanting world of traditional African rhythms and the joy and release of drumming.

Why Choose Drumming Workshop?


1. Stress Relief: Drumming can serve as a powerful stress-relief tool. The rhythmic patterns and repetitive motions of drumming can help to reduce stress and anxiety. Engaging in a drumming session provides a focused and meditative experience that calms the mind and promotes relaxation.

2. Emotional Release: Drumming allows individuals to express and release their emotions in a healthy and constructive way. It provides a non-verbal means of communication, enabling participants to channel and release pent-up emotions such as frustration, anger, and sadness.

3. Physical Activity: Drumming is a physically engaging activity that encourages movement. The act of playing a drum involves the entire body, promoting coordination, motor skills, and physical fitness. This movement can boost the release of endorphins, which are natural mood enhancers.

4. Energy Release: Drumming serves as an excellent outlet for the release of pent-up energy. The vigorous and rhythmic drumming motions help individuals let go of built-up tension and restlessness, leaving them feeling revitalized and more at ease.

5. Mindfulness and Focus: Engaging in drumming requires concentration and being in the present moment. This mindfulness can help divert your attention away from stressors and negative thoughts, allowing you to focus on the rhythm and beat, effectively reducing stress.

6. Social Connection: Drumming workshops often involve group participation, fostering a sense of community and social connection. Sharing the experience with others can be uplifting, reduce feelings of isolation, and promote a sense of belonging.

7. Enhanced Creativity: Drumming encourages creativity and self-expression. It can help participants discover new ways to express themselves and overcome creative blocks, which can be particularly beneficial for those struggling with stress or frustration.

8. Cathartic Release: Drumming can provide a cathartic release of emotions. As participants become more absorbed in the rhythm, they may find it easier to release deep-seated emotions that they may have been holding onto, leading to a sense of emotional relief.

9. Endorphin Production: The physical nature of drumming can trigger the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. This can lead to an improved mood and a reduction in stress and anxiety.

10. Self-Expression: Drumming provides a medium for self-expression and can be a therapeutic way to communicate one’s emotions, frustrations, and desires without the need for words.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. Do I need any prior experience in drumming?

Not at all! This workshop is suitable for all levels, from beginners to seasoned enthusiasts.

2. What should I bring to the workshop?

Comfortable clothing, an open mind, and a willingness to immerse yourself in the experience. Drums and other necessary equipment will be provided.

3. Can I bring my own drum or instrument?

Absolutely! Feel free to bring your own drum or instrument if you have one. Jacqui will guide you on how to make the most of it.

4. Is this experience suitable for children?

While the workshop is primarily designed for adults, children aged 12 and above are welcome to participate if they have a genuine interest in drumming.

Meet Your Guide

Explore the rich tapestry of rhythms and movements that echo from the heart of Africa. Jacqui Dreessens, a distinguished choreographer and drumming expert, is your guide on this rhythmic journey.

With a background steeped in Anthropology, Choreography, Ethnography, Cultural Studies, Education, and Dance Therapy, Jacqui brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to every beat.